Category: Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: Hope for the Future

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month. When I was diagnosed in 2013, the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer rate was 5%. When I first saw that statistic, I assumed it had to be wrong. How could ANY cancer have a survival rate of just 5%? Sadly, that was, in fact, the case for many… Read more »

What Might Your Breasts and Your Pancreas Have in Common?

Did you know that some of the genetic mutations which cause breast cancer have also been identified as playing a role in inherited pancreas cancer? As we move from October, which is breast cancer awareness month, to November, which is pancreatic cancer awareness month, let’s look at some of the genetic mutations involved in ‘familial… Read more »

Rick Carone: Inspiration for Our New Fellowship Grant

Project Purple mourns the loss of Rick Carone, a man who was an important part of our ‘family’ and an inspiration to us all. Rick, who courageously battled pancreatic cancer for four years, passed away from his illness on June 29th, 2017. Rick had a profound impact on all who knew him. Thanks to the incredible generosity… Read more »

Change a Life with Monthly Giving

Imagine your doctor telling you, “You have pancreatic cancer.” Your chances of survival are extremely slim because there is no cure.  You are blindsided. Treatments begin immediately but you are so sick and weak you are forced to take a leave of absence from your job. Your insurance, if you can keep it, covers some… Read more »

How to Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer

Project Purple is asking you to ‘Take the Pledge to End Pancreatic Cancer’! The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer has slowly inched its way up to 9%. It is thrilling to make progress in the battle against this deadly disease, but we know we need to do much more to save lives. We are… Read more »